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It Was a Good Day, Full of Ducks…

Posted by Les Becker on April 22, 2018 in Photography, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, Slideshows, Vicarious Tourism, Whitefish Island |

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Narnia at the Farm

  I’m sleeping with the dogs at the farm for the next 10 nights, and keeping the home fires burning for my brother. He has run away to Hawaii, the shit. After swearing at the coffee maker that I couldn’t get to “coffee” (again – this happened to me this past summer when I “farm-sat”, […]

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The 2nd Annual Square One Block Party

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Case’s Music on Queen St. hosted the 2nd Annual Queen St. Block Party this weekend. I didn’t get to see it all – I was hampered by a 2 hour parking limit with a 15 minute walk to and from the event from the van. Are the days of The Walk-About gone? God, I hope […]

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Sun-Fried Brains Day…

Ky and I spent the day, hatless, like idiots, on the beach at Pointe des Chenes on Lake Superior. It was a good day. Sun-Fried Brains, and all… Not-So-Random Song-for-the-Day: Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys

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A Not-So-Phony $3 Bill…

Posted by Les Becker on February 11, 2013 in CANADA, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, The Landlady, Vicarious Tourism |
The Haweater $3 Bill

When Ruby ran a restaurant on The Manitoulin, the Tourist Association put out “The Haweater 3-Dollar Bill”. It was valid currency in most businesses, as well as every bank and credit union on the island. She doesn’t think it’s still in circulation now, but I think it was a really cool idea to keep visitors […]

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Say “Apple”.

Posted by Les Becker on March 31, 2009 in Blog-Family, Michigan, Real Life, U.S.A., Vicarious Tourism, Zenishness... |

Axe Murderers Don’t Wear PlaidTaken March 21, 2009 with Canon PowerShot A550 I know this post is so late that it’s near unforgivable. Here I am at last, though, having killed Photoshop and reanimated it so that I can use it again. Our Detroit trip shrunk a little… thankfully. My sad attempt at “pre-planning” failed […]

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T-Minus 7 Days Til Spring… Right.

Saturday. In the basement. In the dark. Oh, hell, NO. We had to get out, and we did. It took a while, though… Random Song-for-the-Day: “Hot N Cold” – Katy Perry

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This is SO. Unfair.

Posted by Les Becker on April 4, 2007 in Real Life, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario |

Just for one year I would like April to have no snow. Just once. Random Song-for-the-Day: “Girlfriend” – Avril Lavigne

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The BuskerFest Blogelation – Update

Well, it’s all over except for the rendering… LOL! I’ve had an incredibly wonderful weekend, and the only disappointment has been that it’s all over. . . Except for the hard part. I have gotten behind (what else is new?), but this time, at least, it’s not entirely my fault. I can blame it all […]

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Blogelation – Buskerfest 2006 – Day 2

Kids by the droves today! I couldn’t get them all to stand still enough to get good shots. These ones were both patient and happy. Usually, where kids are concerned, those two things don’t necessarily go together. She tried real hard not to let me take her picture, but I managed. She agreed to let […]

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Blogelation – Buskerfest 2006 – Day 1

I’m cheating. “Today” is “Tomorrow”. Cujo will know exactly what I mean. I had a back and forth email conversation with a friend the other day about how time gets away from us, and, you know, I wish I had a way to just pause things for the rest of you so I could get […]

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The Blogelation and Kenny vs Spenny

Posted by Les Becker on August 9, 2006 in CANADA, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, The Blogelation - 2006, Vicarious Tourism |

Kenny, of Kenny vs Spenny, himself is visiting our fair city this very day to take on one of our local boys in an arm wrestling match, for no good reason other than that this sweet little 14-year-old kid shares the same name as Kenny’s best bud/arch enemy, Spencer Rice, AKA “Spenny”. Soo Spenny is […]

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